Chichester fashion show raises funds for Egyption animal charity

Models took to the catwalk to help raise funds for the Animal Care in Egypt charity.
Models took to the catwalk to help raise funds for the Animal Care in Egypt charity.

A FASHION show to raise funds and awareness of a charity which helps care for poorly-treated animals in Egypt has been hailed a success.

Oldwick Saddlery and Woodfield Country Clothing held their very first fashion show on Friday, at Oakwood School, in aid of Animal Care in Egypt (ACE).

The evening raised £1,000 through ticket sales and a raffle.

Patron of the charity, actor Martin Clunes, recorded a video message which was played on the evening.

It was followed by a talk about the charity and the work it does.

Then it was the turn of the models on the cat walk, consisting of staff and previous staff members, family and friends.

They wore an extensive range of equestrian and country clothing from the two shops, with the finale to the theme of We are the Champions stealing the show.

Raffle prizes included a helicopter ride by Phoenix Helicopters, riding lessons with Char Lassetter and Val Hall, various treatments by Le Maquillage, Creations and Simon Palmer.

Clothing was also donated by the various suppliers to Oldwick and Woodfield.

A free lunch for two was donated by Wellies Restaurant which also supplied the nibbles for the evening and the beautiful flowers were arranged and donated by Sally Woodman.

Organisers also thanked Majestic Wine for their support.